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New T-Mobile campaign aims at Sprint customers

Starting next week, T-Mobile’s refer-a-friend campaign will reward its own subscribers and the friends recruited from other carriers with one year of unlimited data, the company said Thursday. The wireless provider will also give its customers a $25 bonus to spend at T-Mobile for each referral, according to the company’s website.

Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20

Area restaurants and grocery stores cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations: Supermart El Torito, Abarrotes Durango, Kanz’s City Pizza & Burgerz, L.C.’s BBQ, Rock & Brews, Casa Agave 2, Drunken Fish, Ariana Restaurant, Duke’s on Grand Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Area home sales decline slightly, but prices rise

The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors said sales of new and existing homes totaled 3,086 last month, down 1 percent from July 2013. The average sales price for new and existing homes in July was $205,109, up 4 percent from the same month last year.

Women’s Equality Week events set in Kansas City

Under the banner of “Pushing Back/Marching Forward,” Women’s Equality Week will be observed Sunday through Saturday by multiple organizations in the Kansas City area. Panels focused on pay equity, the power of the vote, and civil rights will be part of the commemoration Aug. 24-30.

Restaurant, grocery store inspections for Aug. 20

Area restaurants and grocery stores cited for 7 or more priority and critical violations: Supermart El Torito, Abarrotes Durango, Kanz’s City Pizza & Burgerz, L.C.’s BBQ, Rock & Brews, Casa Agave 2, Drunken Fish, Ariana Restaurant, Duke’s on Grand Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Area home sales decline slightly, but prices rise

The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors said sales of new and existing homes totaled 3,086 last month, down 1 percent from July 2013. The average sales price for new and existing homes in July was $205,109, up 4 percent from the same month last year.

Women’s Equality Week events set in Kansas City

Under the banner of “Pushing Back/Marching Forward,” Women’s Equality Week will be observed Sunday through Saturday by multiple organizations in the Kansas City area. Panels focused on pay equity, the power of the vote, and civil rights will be part of the commemoration Aug. 24-30.

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Stocks move higher for a fourth day

U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after reporting better results.

Steer clear of financial aid fraudsters

Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college application deadlines just months away, this is prime time for thieves to make their pitches to a fresh batch of targets.

Ticketfly buying WillCall for on-premise data

Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.

Stocks move higher for a fourth day

U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after reporting better results.

Steer clear of financial aid fraudsters

Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college application deadlines just months away, this is prime time for thieves to make their pitches to a fresh batch of targets.

Ticketfly buying WillCall for on-premise data

Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.

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Stocks move higher for a fourth day

U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after reporting better results.